Important Safety Information


To report any major emergency within the convention center, dial x6060 from a house phone or call (312) 791-6060 to reach the 24 hour security office.  If you dial 911 to report an emergency, please also call (312) 791-6060 so the security office can coordinate with emergency personnel to get them to the proper location as quickly as possible.  Please report as much information concerning the incident (location, specifics of the emergency, condition of the injured including approximate age and gender).  Within the exhibit hall, report the number the top of the closest column. 

For any non-life threatening situations, stop by the First Aid Office on Level 1 of the West Building.  AEDs are located throughout the West exhibit halls, central concourse, and meeting room foyers.  


If you hear a fire alarm listen for an announcement from McCormick Place Security to determine whether an evacuation is necessary to another area within the facility or to an exterior location.  If requested to evacuate, please move calmly to the nearest emergency exit and follow instructions given by convention center personnel.  Do not use elevators or escalators during an evacuation.  


Chicago Fire Department:
212 W. Cermak Road
Distance: .75 miles from center

Police: First District Police Station
1718 S. State Street
(312) 745-4290
Distance: .8 miles from center

Hospital - Mercy Hospital:
2525 South Michigan Avenue

(312) 567-2000
Distance: .8 miles from center

Hospital with Trauma Center -
Northwestern Memorial:

251 East Huron Street
(312) 926-2000
Distance: 6.2 miles from center

24-Hour Pharmacy:
316 W. Cermak Road
(312) 791-0392
Distance: .9 miles from center

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is dedicated to providing a harassment free experience for everyone at AWEA events, including the WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition. AWEA seeks to provide a conference environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere. AWEA does not tolerate harassment of Conference attendees in any form. Use of sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any Conference event. All attendees are expected to comply with this Event Anti-Harassment Policy at all Conference venues and Conference related social events. Violators of this Event Anti-Harassment Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the Conference at the discretion of the AWEA Conference organizers. To view the full policy, visit

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an AWEA staff member immediately. All complaints will be treated seriously and will be investigated promptly. To report an incident or problem at this event go to the WINDPOWER show office at the front of Exhibit Hall F2, Level 3 of the West Building at McCormick Place Convention Center and request to speak with a member of the AWEA Conference leadership team, the AWEA executive team, or the AWEA Human Resources Director. Or call Stefanie Brown, Vice President, Education & Conferences at (202) 236-6366 or Jana Adams, SVP Member Value & Experience at (202) 341-1332. For on-site emergencies, dial x6060 from any house phone or call (312) 791-6060.